Available worldwide this month, the Theory Audio Design iw25 is the first of a series of architectural speakers to be announced by the brand this year.
Premium audio brand,Theory Audio Design, has announced the iw25 high performance in-wall loudspeaker. The first of many architectural products to be announced by the brand this year, the iw25 has been created to provide dealers with a premium loudspeaker option for discreet surround sound and distributed audio installations. The new Theory accessories, including the sb Tabletop Stand and sb25 Universal Mount Adapter, give Theory’s sb25 multipurpose loudspeaker and soundbars the ability to be easily mounted on credenzas, tables, walls and ceilings.
The iw25 and installation accessories join Theory’s existing product line consisting of three high output soundbars, a multi-use surface mount speaker, two subwoofer models, and at the nucleus of every Theory system, the ALC-1809 Amplified Loudspeaker Controller.
The Theory product ecosystem offers many of the advantages of professional audio products – effortless dynamics, high efficiency, and rugged durability – but with the sonic delicacy, detail, and resolution of the best high-end high-fidelity loudspeakers, says the maker. Add Theory’s intelligent full-system design approach with automatically tailored DSP and you get startling performance at tremendous value, says UK distributor Custom AV Distribution.
The iw25 offers 1.4-in advanced polymer compression driver and dual 5in carbon fiber woofers provide 117db of output from a discreet in-wall speaker making completely invisible cinema-caliber surround systems possible. In distributed systems, the iw25 can scale to foreground music levels for parties or gaming systems. For the largest distributed installs, the iw25 includes switch-selectable 70V/100v transformer which can be driven direct by Theory’s forth-coming ALM 10-channel Dante/AES67 enabled loudspeaker controllers. The iw25 can also be used outdoors with an available all-weather optional grille.
“Since launching the first seven products last year, Theory has been widely acknowledged as having created a new category of performance for soundbar and media room surround systems,” says Theory’s owner and product designer, Paul Hales. “With the launch of the iw25, the first of several architectural products we’re introducing this year, integrators can now deliver the same standard-setting performance in distributed systems or in media rooms where the speakers need to be totally hidden. Add the new sb Tabletop Stand and sb25 Universal Mount Adapter, and now Theory’s sb25 and soundbars can be installed on any surface.”